Vice-Chancellor's Report for the year ended 30th June, 1990

I am pleased to present the Annual Report and Accounts of the University of Nairobi for the year ended
30th June, 1990.
During the year the University made a surplus of K£20,072. This was attributable to the effective measures
of controls and efficient management of the available resources.
In order to be ready for the second intake under the 8.4.4. system, the University continued to put up
additional teaching and student accommodation facilities in all our Campuses. I am therefore happy to
report that it has been possible to admit a total of 6,069 new students bringing our total student population
to 15,242.
In response to the challenges of the increasing student numbers and the need to maintain high and
internationally acceptable scholarship standards, the University has put great effort in availing affordable
and relevant reading materials for our students. The Nairobi University Press has also been streamlined
to enhance its capacity to meet this challenge. We anticipate to have 13 titles and 3 laboratory manuals
ready in our Bookshops and Libraries this academic year alone. The sale of the previous publications by
the Press is continuing well.
As part of the effort to ease the burden of cafering for the increased number of students, the University
started a Bakery Project at Lower Kabete Campus during the year under review and it will soon be
commissioned. The University has further restructured and improved Students Welfare Authority facilities
in both catering and accommodation by providing equipment, vehicles and necessary renovations.
The University continued to receive funds for various research activities from both local and international
donors. Research funds available at the end of the year under review were K£3.6 million compared to K£3
million at the end of the previous year. Through this assistance our academic staff and Postgraduate students
have continued to carry out research of relevance to our national needs. A number of breakthroughs have
been made by them. A notable example is the "NYA YO PIONEER" Car which was launched by His
Excellency the President during the year.
The University is particularly grateful to His Excellency the President for initiating and facilitating the
construction of the Chancellor's Court. For this project the University received generous contributions from
various Government Ministries and State Corporations amounting to K£I.5 million in cash plus technical
expertise, equipment and labour. The venue has a capacity of 22,000 people.
On 22nd October, 1990 a colourful Graduation Ceremony was held at the Chancellor's Court, presided
over by His Excellency the President, during which a total of 3,967 graduands received various Degrees
and Certificates. Out of this number, 11 received their doctorate and 293 their Masters Degrees. The total
graduands this year reflects an increase of 790/0 over the figure for last year. Much of this increase is
attributable to the double intake of the 1987 academic year.
In conclusion I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Government, donors, both local and
international, and State Corporations for their financial support. I would also like to thank members of
staff and students for their dedication and co-operation in the running of this University.

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